(Photos & Video) NBA: Drake Shows Love to the Fans & Mascot at Toronto Raptors Opening Game

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Drake is the official team ambassador for the Toronto Raptors and he’s definitely been on his job.  On Wednesday night for the team’s opening game against the Atlanta Hawks, Drake was on hand to show love to the fans and the team’s mascot.

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NBA: Drake Shows Off His Toronto Raptors Suit Jacket At Tonight’s Game

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It’s no secret that the international superstar is a huge fan of the Raptors. He showed his devotion to the team with a custom jacket that he showed off today at the Raptor’s season opener.

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NBA: WHOA, The League Offered to Drop $25K Fine If The Raptors Dropped Drake?!

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What Drake probably thought was innocent fun ended up costing his team $25,000.  At his highly popular OVO Fest, Drake tried to “recruit” Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant to Toronto.  As the Raptors Global Brand Ambassador this violated the league’s rules against tampering since Durant will not be a free agent until 2016.  According to this source, the NBA was willing to drop the fine if the Raptors dropped Drake.

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NBA: Welp, League Fines Raptors $25,000 After Drake Tries to Recruit Kevin Durant

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Some people may consider Drake an athlete groupie but he is technically a part of the Toronto Raptors organization after they named him their Global Brand Ambassador.  That means his friendliness towards NBA players outside of the Raptors has to be monitored and there’s certain things he can not do, like trying to recruit Kevin Durant in front of thousands of people.

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(Video) NBA: Drake Tries to Recruit Kevin Durant to the Raptors at OVO Fest

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With LeBron James signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Carmelo Anthony re-signing with the New York Knicks, all the focus is now shifted to Kevin Durant even though he won’t be a free agent until 2016.  Numerous teams have their eye on Durant and there’s even been whisperings of a homecoming himself, in going to hometown and joining the Washington Wizards.  Well Drake isn’t having that plan and is hoping Durant will join the Toronto Raptors.

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(Photos) NBA: Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake All Courtside at Nets/Raptors Game 6

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It was a big game 6 for the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors.  A loss would eliminate the Nets from the playoffs and a win would send them to game 7 in Toronto.  The Nets came out strong and pulled off a 97-83 win.  The whole focus wasn’t entirely on the game however but who was at the game took over.  Former Nets minority owner Jay Z came through with his wife Beyonce and Raptors ambassador Drake was there as well.  It was an interesting sight considering Hov and Drake’s recent jabs at each other through music as well as Drake calling Jay Z out for missing game one.

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NBA: Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Apologizes For Saying ‘F*ck Brooklyn’

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Scores of people gathered outside at Maple Leaf Square were even more amped up after team president/general manager Masai Ujiri.

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(Photo) NBA: New York Daily News Tells Raptors ‘Don’t F*ck With Brooklyn’

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Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri shocked everyone yesterday when he shouted “f*ck Brooklyn” to rally the crowd before game one of their playoff series.  Unfortunately for him the Brooklyn Nets won the game and the bragging rights.  New York Daily News, famous for their clever headlines, took the opportunity to fire back at Ujiri and the Raptors.

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(Video) NBA: Drake Throws Shots at Jay Z For Not Being At Raptors/Nets Game 1

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Between the Toronto Suns newspaper trolling, the Raptors GM saying “F*ck Brooklyn” and now Drake throwing shots, this is turning out to be quite a regional rivalry.  Drake is the Toronto Raptors ambassador and of course was on hand for their first playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets.  Drake and Jay Z have been throwing subliminals at each other in the music world and Drake took this opportunity to throw another shot since Jay Z is a former minority owner of the Nets.

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(Video) NBA: Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Shouts “F*ck Brooklyn” to Crowd Before Raptors/Nets Game

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The Toronto Raptors team, fans and the general manager Masai Ujiri are super hype to be in the playoffs.  It’s their first time making it to the postseason since 2008.  The already pumped up crowd didn’t need much rallying but Ujiri got them even louder when he yelled “f*ck Brooklyn” on the mic.

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